Tucson Padres 6 Reno Aces 5
Key Statistics: 1B Cody Decker 2-4, HR(7), 2RBI; SS Dean Anna 2-4, 2B, 2RBI; RHP Sean O’Sullivan 8IP, 12H, 3ER, 8K, 1BB
Prospect Watch: Five different Tucson hitters had multiple hits and one extra-base knock, led by Cody Decker’s 2-for-4 with a homer. At the top of the lineup, Dan Robertson, Dean Anna and Gregorio Petit each went 2-for-4 with a double to highlight a 13-hit attack. While Robertson and Anna have been getting attention all year, Petit, has flown under the record while posting a .300 average as well. The journeyman infielder is putting up a career best OPS 12 years after he initially signed out of Venezuela. … Sean O’Sullivan worked a season-high eight innings and, while he gave up 12 hits, surrendered only three runs. The big righty needed 108 pitches, striking out eight and giving up only one walk along the way. He faces a decision on whether he’ll want to stay with the organization or opt-out of his contract.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres, see the A rizona Daily Star
San Antonio Missions 3, 6 Midland Rock Hounds 0,2
Key Statistics: 2B Cory Spangenberg 3-7, 2RBI, R; RHP Keyvius Sampson 5.2IP, 5H, 0R, 4K, 3BB
Seven Missions pitchers combined for 14 innings of shutout pitching to pick up a pair of wins Friday. In the continuation of Thursday’s rain-suspended contest, the Missions scored four in the 10th, keyed by a Cory Spangenberg two-run infield single. The lefty had three singles on the night, but only one made it out of the infield, keeping the same ratio he had since arriving in San Antonio. … In the nightcap, Keyvius Sampson and a trio of relievers shut out Midland on six hits. Sampson needed 94 pitches to get through 5.2 innings, surrendering three walks against his four strikeouts. The 22-year-old righty has 41 Ks since returning to the Texas League, but has also given out 21 free passes in 45.1 innings. That puts him on exactly the same pace he had in 2012. … Yeison Asencio had a sacrifice fly in the first game, then went 2-for-4 with a triple in the second. He has four extra-base hits in eight contests since his promotion.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News
Lancaster 7, Lake Elsinore Storm 3
Key Statistics: CF Travis Jankowski 1-4, 2B, SB(43), RBI, BB; DH Jace Peterson 1-4, 2B, SB(20), RBI; RF Luis Domoromo 2-4, HR(5); LHP Frank Garces 6.1IP, 5H, 1ER, 8K, 2BB; RHP Johnny Barbato 1IP, 6H, 6R,BB
Prospect Watch: Frank Garces had it working well Friday night, giving up just one run on five singles in 6.1 innings of work. Only six balls made it out of the infield as the undersized lefty struck out eight more hitters. On the year, the 23-year-old has 75 strikeouts against 19 walks in 61.2 innings of work. The K rate and strikeout-to-walk ratio rank among the tops in the Cal League. … Travis Jankowski and Jace Peterson had mirror stat lines on the night, with each collecting an RBI double and stealing third base. After totaling eight extra-base hits in the first two months of the year, Jankowski has six this month. He continues to swipe bases prodigiously, sitting two ahead of Billy Hamilton for the second overall spot in affiliated ball. … Johnny Barbato had a brutal outing, giving up six runs in the ninth to get tagged with his second loss of the year. He surrendered six earned runs in all of May.
West Michigan Whitecaps 2 Ft. Wayne TinCaps 1
Key Statistics: LF Corey Adamson 1-4, 3B; C Rodney Daal 1-3, 2B, RBI; RHP Joe Ross 6.2IP, 4H, 0R, 4K, 2BB
Prospect Watch: Joe Ross extended his scoreless innings streak to 14.2, holding the Whitecaps to four singles over six and two thirds. The 2011 first-rounder kept with a theme from his season, posting a so-so strikeout total of four, but continued to induce a boatload of ground balls. On the year, he’s got a nearly 2-to-1 ratio of groundouts to fly outs. With his recent streak, he has lowered his ERA to 2.71 to enter the top 10 in the Midwest League ERA hunt. He’s almost a full run behind teammate Justin Hancock, who leads the circuit. … The TinCaps had more triples in the game (two) than singles (one). One belonged to Chris Burke, the 18th-round pick out of Iona last year who has already appeared for all six teams in the Padres system. The 23-year-old is hitting .415 in 14 games in the Midwest League and has a 382/440/441 line in 24 games across all four full-season clubs this year.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
Boise Hawks 7 Eugene Emeralds 0
Key Statistics: RF Franmil Reyes 2-4, 2B; SS Felipe Blanco 2-2, HBP; RHP Erik Cabrera 2.2IP, 6H, 5R, 6K, 1BB, E; RHP Genison Reyes 1.1 IP, 3H, 1BB, HBP, WP, E
Prospect Watch: While it was a brutal opener for the Ems, 17-year-old Franmil Reyes was a rare highlight. The huge Dominican had a single and double in his first two plate appearances before finishing the night 2-for-4. Reyes, who signed for $700,000 in 2011, was making his stateside debut. … Smooth-fielding shortstop Felipe Blanco collected the club’s other two hits. The 19-year-old spent most of the last two year on the desert with Peoria. … On the mound things were not fun for Eugene. Erik Cabrera, who came backward from Ft. Wayne after a rough time of things there, didn’t find life much better in the Northwest League. The righty gave up five earned runs over 2.2 innings, though he did record six strikeouts.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards